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Marbled Royal Cheesecake

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“Swirls of chocolate run throughout this cheesecake, which has a beautiful appearance. And the taste? Delectable.”
READY IN:
1hr 35mins
SERVES:
12-14
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To prepare crust, place the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl; mix in butter using a pastry blender or a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Fold in 2 tbsp of the melted chocolate (reheat on low temp if necessary, but do not scorch); reserve remaining chocolate.
  4. Press crust into the bottom of an ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
  5. Bake the crust in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until light brown; cool.
  6. Reduce oven temp to 325.
  7. To prepare filling, using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl until fluffy; add the flour and vanilla, blending well.
  8. Mix in eggs one at a time, using mixer on lowest setting, beating just until blended.
  9. Add sour cream; mix well.
  10. Put 1 3/4 cups of the filling into a separate bowl and stir in the reserved chocolate.
  11. Pour half of the plain filling into the pan with the crust; dot with spoonfuls of the chocolate filling.
  12. Top the rest with the remaining plain filling, then use a knife to swirl the chocolate filling around into the plain filling.
  13. Bake at 325 degrees F for 60-70 minutes or until center is about set; remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before removing sides from pan.
  14. Cool 2-3 hours, then refrigerate 8 hours or overnight before serving.
  15. Note: a shallow pan of water on the bottom shelf rack will help keep the surface of the cake moist and help prevent cracks.

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